Originally Posted by lilredsmiles
I think I remember seeing somebody use the woodburner to notch the very center to fuse, then do little slits at the top & bottom of the spikes layer, that way cinching doesn't occur.... Does that make sense? That way when you wrap the center around the stacked bow, it doesn't pull the spikes all wonky (no creasing with this method)
I've always used diamond cuts in the center of my spike bundle to help eliminate bulk (be sure to seal the ends!).
This is the way I make all my spike bundles. Cinching does not occur and everything does lay flat. I sew mine to keep them in the shape I like.